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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Welcomes SAP As Platinum Member

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SAP Deepens Commitment to Containers and Kubernetes to Help Modernize Enterprise Applications

SAN FRANCISCO – October 11, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced that SAP has joined the CNCF as a platinum member. Stronger ties to cloud native communities will help SAP expedite customers’ transition to containerized and microservice-based infrastructure. As part of the membership, Björn Goerke, president SAP Cloud Platform and chief technology officer at SAP, will join CNCF’s Governing Board.

SAP is the 6th new platinum member to sign up this fall, joining AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, Pivotal and VMware. SAP will work collectively with more than 120 CNCF members to make cloud native technologies as accessible and reliable as possible to customers and to foster growth of the larger ecosystem.

SAP is observing a growing trend in the industry to adopt containers for running large workloads as an alternative to virtualization. Availability of technologies like open source Kubernetes both on-premises and in the cloud provides flexibility for migration of workloads between environments to meet critical business needs. The increasing momentum behind the standardization of container orchestration technology via CNCF is also conducive for a stronger ecosystem and richer solutions for enterprises.

“With the largest enterprise application software provider joining CNCF, Kubernetes and containers are the direction businesses are heading,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re excited to have SAP on board working with other CNCF members, including the six largest public cloud providers, to help enterprises adopt cloud native as quickly and easily as possible.”

SAP has been using Kubernetes internally for some time both in its production services and in its Concur subsidiary, and intends to work with additional CNCF projects to bring added containerization and orchestration advances to enterprises. Additionally, as a platinum member of both CNCF and the Cloud Foundry Foundation, SAP will strive to provide both customer choice in cloud application deployment strategies as well as points of integration and partnership between these two important open source organizations.  

“SAP is investing in partnerships that we believe will modernize the enterprise,” said Björn Goerke, president SAP Cloud Platform and chief technology officer at SAP. “Cloud native technologies like Kubernetes and containers are key to enabling that process. We have found Kubernetes to be a modern, matured cluster management software and orchestration engine for SAP’s own projects designed with container-based architecture. Our decision to join CNCF as a platinum member reflects the importance of open source and cloud-native computing for SAP in making enterprise software relevant in every environment.”

SAP is also a member of The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Project and Cloud Foundry Foundation.

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About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of cloud native software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy and Jaeger. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Keynotes and Full Agenda for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America

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Agenda at the cloud native community’s largest-ever event includes Deep Dives, Kubernetes 101 and, for the first time, a Serverless track

SAN FRANCISCO – September 28, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced the keynotes and full agenda for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America on December 6-8 in Austin. Experts from eBay, USA Today, HBO, GitHub, MailChimp, Pinterest and Shopify will present on how their organizations are adopting Kubernetes and other cutting-edge cloud native technologies.

After a sold-out show in Berlin last March, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America will bring together technologists from thriving open source communities to further the education and adoption of cloud native computing. Maintainers and end users of CNCF’s hosted projects – Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, rkt, containerd, CNI, Envoy and Jaeger – and other cloud native technologies will gather for three days to share insights around this fast growing ecosystem. Register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon by October 6 to save up to $300.

“KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is the polestar for practitioners of Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies. We are bringing together the core developers, end users, vendors and other contributors who are building the infrastructure for the next decade of computing,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re thrilled to foster mass collaboration and highlight open source innovation in Austin with our biggest event yet.”

Conference co-chairs, Microsoft Azure’s Michelle Noorali and Google’s Kelsey Hightower, reviewed more than 900 submissions to help create the show’s diverse content slate. The agenda features a diverse mix of topics including technical sessions on storage, security and observability, along with case studies from leading technology companies demonstrating how they use cloud native technologies in production. Other presentations will address adopting and contributing to the cloud native approach as developers, operators, end users and executives. KubeCon’s Serverless track will feature presentations on building and running serverless platform on Kubernetes and in-depth demonstrations from Fission, Kubeless and OpenFaaS maintainers.

“I am most excited about the diversity of the content during the upcoming KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event,” said Michelle Noorali, Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft Azure. “We have beginner content, content on policy, security, observability, production stories, continuous integration and deployment, and much more. We’ll also showcase several verticals where cloud native technology is driving massive growth such as AI, education, robotics, entertainment and media, to name a few.”

The community-curated schedule will feature keynotes from leading open source technologists, including:

  • Dianne Marsh, Director of Engineering at Netflix
  • Brendan Burns, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft Azure
  • Craig McLuckie, CEO of Heptio
  • Chen Goldberg, Engineering Director at Google
  • Ben Sigelman, Co-founder and CEO of LightStep
  • Brian Grant, Principal Engineer at Google
  • Jesse Newland, Principal Site Reliability Engineer at GitHub
  • Sarah Novotny, Head of Open Source Strategy at Google Cloud Platform
  • Clayton Coleman, Architect for Kubernetes and OpenShift at Red Hat

The full KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America program can be viewed here.

Community Award Nominations Opening Soon

The second annual CNCF Community Awards, sponsored in Austin by {code}, will honor individuals who have made the greatest impact over the last year throughout the cloud native ecosystem. Previous winners include Kelsey Hightower and Tim Hockin for Top Ambassadors, and Fabian Reinartz for Top Committer.

This year’s nominations will open soon on GitHub – stay tuned for more information!

Thank You Sponsors

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America is made possible with support from Diamond Sponsors CoreOS, Intel, Red Hat, Tigera and Weaveworks; Platinum Sponsors Cisco, DigitalOcean, {code}, GitHub, GitLab, Google Cloud Platform, Huawei, IBM, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Platform9, Quantum and Ubuntu; along with more than 60 additional Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors, Start-Up Sponsors and Media Sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit http://bit.ly/2hmZhYC.

Registration and Accommodations

Register here by October 6 to save up to $300 on registration. Additionally, hotel room rate discounts are available here. Book early, as the discounted rate is based upon availability.

CNCF Diversity Scholarship

The Foundation will be offering 25 scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities. Visit http://bit.ly/2yh2K1E to learn more about scholarship and eligibility requirements. All applications are due by October 13.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy and Jaeger. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Pivotal and VMware Join Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Platinum Members

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Pivotal and VMware Recently Launched Pivotal Container Service (PKS) to Help Accelerate Enterprise Kubernetes Adoption

San Francisco – September 26, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced that Pivotal has joined the organization as a Platinum Member, and VMware has increased its participation to the Platinum level.

Both companies support open source development, portability across multi-cloud environments and scalable applications, and CNCF membership supports their commitment to bring Kubernetes containers to enterprises. At VMworld 2017, Pivotal and VMware, in collaboration with Google Cloud, announced a new product called Pivotal Container Service™ (PKS) that enables enterprises and service providers to deliver production-ready Kubernetes on VMware vSphere and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), with constant compatibility to Google Container Engine (GKE).

“Pivotal works with over half of the Fortune 500 companies transitioning to the cloud, so we understand the urgency enterprises have to improve developer productivity and improve operational efficiency. At Pivotal we believe a cloud-native approach to software development and operations will change all companies for the better,” said Ian Andrews, vice president, products at Pivotal. “We’re excited to invest in CNCF’s mission to make cloud-native computing ubiquitous among enterprises as quickly as possible.”

“VMware is a founding member of CNCF and for the past few years has focused on making it easier to deploy and operationalize containers in enterprise data centers,” said Paul Fazzone, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud-Native Apps, VMware. “VMware works closely with many CNCF members to enable our technology to support their ever-evolving cloud native requirements on private and hybrid cloud infrastructure. We believe our increased support for CNCF and the community will help businesses to deploy, secure and operate Kubernetes clusters on any cloud.”

Additionally, VMware developers helped push Kubernetes to version 1.0, while Pivotal engineers partnered with Google to launch Project Kubo – a joint engineering effort to bring the multi-cloud deployment capabilities of Pivotal Cloud Foundry® (via BOSH) to Kubernetes clusters – providing a uniform way to instantiate, deploy, and manage highly-available Kubernetes clusters on any cloud.

“Pivotal and VMware are active participants in the cloud native community so we are excited to see them increase their involvement and become CNCF platinum members,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “CNCF is a hub for massive collaboration among many of the world’s largest and most innovative software and cloud companies. Our members are partnering to ensure cloud native technologies and containers spread to enterprises of all sizes.”

 Pivotal joined the Linux Foundation in 2016 and contributes to other Linux Foundation projects, including Cloud Foundry Foundation and the Open Container Initiative. VMware became a Linux Foundation member in 2008, and today is a Gold Member and holds a seat on the Linux Foundation board. VMware also participates in several other Linux Foundation projects, including ONAP, Open Container Initiative, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Hyperledger, and EdgeX Foundation.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy and Jaeger. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

Oracle Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Platinum Member

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Oracle Furthers Commitment to Kubernetes and the Cloud Native Community

LOS ANGELES – September 13, 2017 – Open Source Summit – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced Oracle has joined CNCF as a platinum member to help make cloud native and container adoption easier for the enterprise.

Developers are rapidly embracing cloud native as a way to solve business problems quickly and gain immediate value.  According to Redmonk, 71 percent of the Fortune 100 use containers and more than 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies use Kubernetes as their container orchestration platform.

“Kubernetes is the future of cloud container orchestration and management, and Oracle is committed to improving the technology to make enterprise adoption easier than ever,” said Mark Cavage, Vice President of Software Development at Oracle. “Oracle uses Kubernetes internally and dedicates significant engineering resources to the project. We have also recently open sourced a Kubernetes installer for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and released Kubernetes on Oracle Linux. Formally joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation signals an even deeper commitment to Kubernetes and CNCF community participation.”  

Kubernetes helps Oracle internally manage its container infrastructure to deploy and run its own cloud services. The company’s work involving the Kubernetes ecosystem is available here on GitHub. Oracle engineers are also working with the Kubernetes testing community, providing code contributions related to running clusters globally, federation and security, and helping to answer questions on Slack, StackOverflow, and GitHub.  Oracle also works with Canonical Kubernetes and CoreOS Tectonic to make Kubernetes more accessible and easier to consume for the broader enterprise community.

“The movement to the cloud has been the biggest trend in enterprise computing in the last decade,” said Chris Aniszczyk, Chief Operating Officer of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Using containers in a cloud native architecture is the next phase, with an open source stack enabling portability between public, private and hybrid clouds. Oracle’s participation as a platinum member is a testament to how quickly the market is adopting these technologies. With Oracle rapidly growing its cloud business, its expertise working with enterprises of all sizes will benefit the larger cloud native ecosystem.”

As part of Oracle’s Platinum membership, Jon Mittelhauser has joined CNCF’s Governing Board. The company also plans to participate in CNCF Working Groups such as the Serverless WG.

Oracle has invested significant resources in developing, testing, optimizing, and supporting open source technologies such as MySQL, GlassFish, Java, Linux, PHP, Apache, Eclipse, Berkeley DB, NetBeans, VirtualBox, and Xen. A Linux Foundation platinum member since 2008, Oracle serves on its board of directors and participates in a number of other Linux Foundation projects, including the Open Container Initiative (OCI), Xen Project, Hyperledger, Automotive Grade Linux, and the R Consortium.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces First Kubernetes Certified Service Providers

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As Kubernetes Ecosystem Matures, Founding Class of KCSPs Offers Skills and Expertise Needed to Achieve Success with Kubernetes  

LOS ANGELES – September 11, 2017 – Open Source Summit – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced the founding class of more than 22 Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCSPs), pre-qualified organizations that have deep experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Kubernetes. Additionally, individual professionals can now register for the new Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program and exam.

The KCSP program is a pre-qualified tier of vetted service providers that offer Kubernetes support, consulting, professional services and training for organizations embarking on their Kubernetes journey. The KCSP program ensures that enterprises get the support they’re looking for to roll out new applications more quickly and more efficiently than before, while feeling secure that there’s a trusted and vetted partner that’s available to support their production and operational needs.

The founding class of KCSPs includes the following CNCF and LF members: Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bitnami, Canonical, Container Solutions, CoreOS, Ghostcloud, Giant Swarm, Heptio, Huawei, IBM, inwinSTACK, Inc., LiveWyer, Mirantis, RX-M LLC, Samsung SDS, Stackpointcloud, Supergiant, and Treasure Data.

As one of the five highest velocity open source projects, Kubernetes use is exploding. Businesses around the world need more skilled experts to help them fully capitalize on the benefits cloud native computing promises. According to a recent Capgemini, 70 percent of those surveyed cited skills shortage as a challenge. For companies unable to capitalize on new training options, availability of KCSPs will help alleviate the problem.

“The founding class of KCSPs represents the maturation of the Kubernetes ecosystem and demonstrates that Kubernetes is ready for widespread use with enterprises of all sizes,”  said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “As Kubernetes has grown, so has the demand from enterprises needing expert services and support. Enterprises working with KCSPs can be confident the partner they’ve chosen to work with has the training and skills needed to help them succeed with Kubernetes.”

Qualifying as a KCSP, requires three or more engineers passing the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam, demonstrable activity in the Kubernetes community including active contribution, and a business model that supports enterprise end users, including putting engineers at a customer site.

Supporting Quotes from KCSP Partners

“CoreOS is pioneering the cloud native world as the founders of fundamental Kubernetes ecosystem software such as etcd and CNI, along with our work bringing Kubernetes to every cloud and every enterprise with Tectonic,” said Paul Lundin, director of field engineering, CoreOS. “Our leadership alongside the CNCF Governing Board and dedicated active Kubernetes contributors from CoreOS make us more than qualified to participate as a founding member of Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCSPs). KCSP certification gives Kubernetes users confidence that they can look to CoreOS as the experts in enterprise Kubernetes when it comes to implementation, adoption and production usage within their environments.”

“Huawei is happy to be among the first wave of Kubernetes Certified Service Providers thanks to our consistent contributions in the Kubernetes Community for years as an important player, and this demonstrates the brand integrity and strength to serve our customers in the digital transformation era,” said Yongli Jia, Vice President at PaaS Product Department of Cloud BU, Huawei. “This capability is deeply integrated within both the Huawei Cloud Services, ServiceStage and CCE, and our private on-premise solution, Fusionstage. Huawei will continue our investment in the cloud native open source world and work closely with all partners.”

“With more than 100 member companies joining since our founding back in December of 2015, our collective vision for Cloud Native computing is affirmed,” said Todd Moore, VP Open Technology at IBM and CNCF’s governing board chairperson. “Kubernetes was selected as the launch project, and now with the establishment of the KCSP program, we have reached yet another key milestone in the maturity of the ecosystem.”

“The pace of Kubernetes adoption is creating high demand for specialists providing migration support and cluster operation services. Samsung SDS is committed to the long-term value of CNCF-administered Kubernetes certification to ensure consistent implementation of best practices throughout the community,” said Bob Wise, Cloud Native CTO and CNCF Board representative. “Our team of engagement specialists stay in lock-step with the technical direction of the community; assuring our customers stay aligned with and receive the best value and experience from Kubernetes.”

More About Certified Kubernetes Administrator Program

The CKA program requires the passing of an online, proctored, performance-based exam that tests one’s ability to solve multiple issues in a hands-on, command-line environment. A professional can become a CKA without needing to be involved with a KCSP, but for a company to become a KCSP it must employ at least three CKAs. The CKA exam is publically available for anyone to take and costs $300.

Kubernetes Training

CNCF also offers online training that teaches the skills needed to create and configure a real-world Kubernetes cluster. The Kubernetes Fundamentals course maps directly to the requirements for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Amazon Web Services Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Platinum Member

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AWS Formalizes Collaboration with the Foundation as More and More Cloud Native Workloads Run in the AWS Cloud

San Francisco – August 9, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined the CNCF as a platinum member to accelerate the development and deployment of cloud native technologies in its industry-leading public cloud. As part of the membership, Adrian Cockcroft, Vice President of Cloud Architecture Strategy at AWS, will join CNCF’s Governing Board.

According to a recent survey, 63 percent of respondents run containers on Amazon Web Services; up from 44 percent a year ago. Many well-known companies are already running Kubernetes in production on AWS, including CNCF End User Community participants NCSOFT, Ticketmaster, Vevo, and Zalando. AWS has also been an early and important contributor to containerd, the CNCF industry-standard container runtime that provides increased consistency between container orchestration platforms. AWS plans to take an active role in the cloud native community, contributing to Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies such as containerd, CNI, and linkerd.

“Many CNCF projects already run in the AWS Cloud, and we are excited to join the Foundation to ensure that customers continue to have a great experience running these workloads on AWS,” said Adrian Cockcroft, Vice President of Cloud Architecture Strategy, AWS. “CNCF provides a neutral home for open source projects like Kubernetes, containerd, CNI, and linkerd. With our membership, we look forward to growing our role in these communities and the overall cloud native ecosystem.”

“As the largest cloud provider, AWS brings years of experience in enabling enterprises to successfully adopt cloud computing and enormous expertise in cloud native technologies,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We are honored to have AWS join CNCF as a platinum member, and believe that their participation will help shape the future of enterprise computing.”

For many years, Amazon has made numerous contributions to many open source projects including Linux kernel, Docker, Apache Hive, Apache Hadoop, Chromium, jQuery, OpenMPI, and Apache MXNet. Amazon joined the Linux Foundation in 2013, is a founding member of the Core Infrastructure Initiative and also contributes to several other Linux Foundation projects, including the Xen Project, Open Container Initiative, and the TODO Group.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors — including five of the five largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Expands Developer Access to On-Demand Hardware with New Infrastructure Lab

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Contribution by Packet provides the cloud native community with access to both x86 and ARMv8 bare metal servers for software builds, scale testing, and demonstrations.

 San Francisco – August 8, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, today announced the public availability of the CNCF Community Infrastructure Lab for open source projects advancing cloud native computing. The on-demand infrastructure resource is contributed and managed by New York City-based Packet, a leading bare metal cloud for developers, as part of its commitment to the cloud native and open source communities. The lab is located in multiple locations across the globe; including New York City, Silicon Valley, Amsterdam, and Tokyo.

Cloud native computing is a new paradigm based on relying on an open source software stack to enable identical infrastructure on public, private and hybrid clouds. The Community Infrastructure Lab that Packet is enabling provides provisioning of bare metal infrastructure in mere minutes, enabling on-demand access to high performance compute and storage nodes in over 15 global locations. The Lab supports multiple hardware architectures and advanced network features, including allowing networking tests across a diversity of locations and latencies. The infrastructure will provide the CNCF community the provisioning experience of the cloud with the performance characteristics of bare metal servers.

“Packet is thrilled to help accelerate innovation in the cloud native community with our donation of $25,000 per month of resources from our on-demand platform. Thanks to Packet, CNCF is able to offer this computing resource to the community for free,” said Zachary Smith, CEO at Packet. “Cloud native is spreading to all areas of technology; including virtual reality, self-driving cars, embedded devices, and IoT – all of which are dependant on the network. Providing developers free access to test advanced networking will help further innovation.”

Access to the on-demand infrastructure from Packet allows developers extended testing or the ability to build out continuously integrated infrastructure with the automation and consistency of big public clouds without needing to use virtualization. Based on their testing needs, developers can choose from five server configurations offering different sizes, platform features and architectures (e.g. x86 and ARMv8). Each bare metal configuration is API driven, cloud native friendly and takes less than 10 minutes to deploy. Packet does not impose multi-tenancy, virtualization, or an overlay network by default – enabling users to bring the tooling of their choice. Carrier-grade features like the ability to announce your own IP space, BGP/Anycast, and native IPv6 support are also included.

Apply to Use the On-Demand Infrastructure

To use the infrastructure, fill out the application in detail and adhere to the usage requirements including:

  • code being run is 100 percent open source;
  • allows developers extended testing or the ability to build out continuous integrated infrastructure with the automation and consistency of big public clouds without forced virtualization;
  • testing involves containerized workloads, if appropriate.

“Packet has already been donating their on-demand infrastructure to support kernel.org, so it is great to see the company expand its Linux Foundation support to CNCF and the cloud native community,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Several of our members, projects and groups, including CoreDNS, Prometheus, and the Continuous Integration working group, are already making great use of the infrastructure. If you are developing cloud native open source software and want to ensure that it functions at scale, please apply to run it on the CNCF Community Infrastructure Lab.”

To be used by open source projects, this infrastructure can be leveraged to curate server configurations for different use cases, test new protocols without layers of complexity, and integrate with leading cloud and developer tools. Developers will also have the ability to bring their own image or operating system and have complete control of the cluster, enabling them to test across different environments simultaneously.

 

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

Microsoft Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Platinum Member

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Microsoft Azure Joins Other Cloud Leaders and CNCF Members Google, Alibaba, and IBM to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Native Technologies

San Francisco – July 26, 2017 – T he Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, today announced that Microsoft has joined the CNCF as a platinum member to help further enterprise adoption of cloud native technologies and practices.

“Microsoft is committed to helping organizations of all sizes achieve more, and we see cloud native technologies and open development as a way to enable this,” said Corey Sanders, Partner Director, Microsoft Corp. “We have contributed across many cloud native projects, including Kubernetes, Helm, containerd, and gRPC, and plan to expand our involvement in the future. Joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is another natural step on our open source journey, and we look forward to learning and engaging with the community on a deeper level as a CNCF member.”

Containers are quickly changing the way companies build and deploy their applications. CNCF membership is part of a series of events that mark Microsoft’s growing support for Kubernetes. Following Microsoft’s hire of Brandon Burns, a former Google engineer who co-founded Kubernetes and grew it into one of the most popular open source projects ever, the Kubernetes 1.4 release became a part of Azure Container Service (ACS) in late 2016.

More recently Microsoft deepened its container expertise with the acquisition of Deis and the release of open source project Draft, a process for developing a new application for Kubernetes. Today, in addition to Burns, another dozen Microsoft developers contribute code to Kubernetes. For enterprises hoping to leverage cloud native technologies, Microsoft’s support ensures maximum flexibility and choice to Azure users.

“We are honored to have Microsoft, widely recognized as one of the most important enterprise technology and cloud providers in the world, join CNCF as a platinum member,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Their membership, along with other global cloud providers that also belong to CNCF, is a testament to the importance and growth of cloud native technologies. We believe Microsoft’s increasing commitment to open source infrastructure will be a significant asset to the CNCF.”

As part of Microsoft’s Platinum membership, Gabe Monroy, Lead PM for Containers on Microsoft Azure and former Deis CTO, will join CNCF’s Governing Board.

Over the past few years, Microsoft has become one of the biggest open source contributors. The company is currently a leading open source contributor on GitHub, open sourced .NET Core 1.0 and its software development kit, partnered with Canonical to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10, and works with CNCF member companies like Red Hat, SUSE and others to support their solutions in its products. Microsoft became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation in 2016 and contributes to a number of other Linux Foundation projects, including Node.js Foundation, OpenDaylight, the Open Container Initiative, the R Consortium, and the Open API Initiative.

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About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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The Linux Foundation, CNCF and edX.org Announce New, Free Intro to Kubernetes Course

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to provide students with basic knowledge of the leading container orchestration software

SAN FRANCISCO – July 10, 2017 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced its newest massive open online course (MOOC) is now available. The free course, LFS158x – Introduction to Kubernetes, is offered throughedX, the nonprofit online learning platform founded in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is currently open for enrollment.

This is the seventh edX MOOC offered by The Linux Foundation. In total, over 850,000 students have enrolled across these free courses, which includeIntro to Linux, Intro to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies, Introduction to OpenStack, Introduction to DevOps: Transforming and Improving Operations,Introduction to Cloud Foundry and Cloud Native Software Architecture and Introduction to Apache Hadoop.

Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. Kubernetes builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community.

LFS158x covers some of Kubernetes’ basic concepts, the architecture of the system, the problems it solves and the model that it uses to handle containerized deployments and scaling. The course offers an introduction to Kubernetes and includes technical instructions on how to deploy a stand-alone and multi-tier application. Students will learn about ConfigMaps and Secrets, and how to use Ingress.

Upon completion, developers will have a solid understanding of the origin, architecture and building blocks for Kubernetes, and will be able to begin testing the new cloud native pattern to begin the cloud native journey.

“Kubernetes is in the top 5 highest velocity open source projects and quickly gaining traction as the standard open source platform enabling deployments across public, private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director, The Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “As enterprises like Ticketmaster, Box, Ancestry.com, Wink and GolfNow adopt Kubernetes to run the most critical aspects of their businesses, it is important to provide developers training on the container orchestration platform of choice.”

LFS158x is taught by Neependra Khare, the Founder and Principal Consultant at CloudYuga Technology, which offers training and consulting services around container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes. With more than a decade of experience in the IT industry, he has worked as a system administrator, support engineer, file system developer and performance engineer. In 2015, Khare authored a book on Docker, Docker Cookbook. In 2016, along with Chip Childers, he co-authored a course on Cloud Infrastructure Technologies on edX for The Linux Foundation. In 2017, he authored two container courses for The Linux Foundation: Containers Fundamentals and Containers for Developers and Quality Assurance.

Students in the course will learn:

  • The origin, architecture, primary components, and building blocks of Kubernetes

  • How to setup and access a Kubernetes cluster using Minikube

  • Ways to run applications on the deployed Kubernetes environment and access the deployed applications

  • Usefulness of Kubernetes communities and how to participate.

“Containers have taken the technology sector by storm, and with increasing adoption comes an expanding need for qualified individuals to manage them,” said edX CEO and MIT Professor Anant Agarwal. “We are excited to partner once again with The Linux Foundation to increase access to quality container orchestration training in a flexible way that is open to people around the world. This in-demand course will provide countless learners with the building blocks they need to launch or advance a career in this growing field.”

The course includes sixteen chapters, each with a short graded quiz at the end. A final exam is also required in order to complete the course. Students may take the complete course at no cost, or add a verified certificate of completion for $99 that they can add to their resume or LinkedIn profile to demonstrate the knowledge they have gained.

The Linux Foundation will also host a free webinar tomorrow, July 11, at 11:00am Pacific entitled ‘Getting to Know Kubernetes’, featuring Craig McLuckie of Heptio, the founder of Kubernetes.

For more information on The Linux Foundation’s training and certification programs, please visit:  http://training.linuxfoundation.org.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Alibaba Cloud Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Gold Member

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Leading cloud provider joins CNCF to help connect China’s cloud computing community more closely with the growing open source foundation

BEIJING – LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China – June 19, 2017 – T he Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, today announced that Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has joined the Foundation as a Gold Member to help advance cloud native adoption in global markets.

“We are thrilled to have Alibaba Cloud, an active member of the container community, become a Gold Member of CNCF,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “The company’s global presence from a cloud provider perspective will help CNCF to capitalize on the growing international market – attracting contributors from around the world and benefiting our technology project portfolio.”

Since CNCF was founded, Alibaba Cloud has been contributing code to projects under its umbrella, like Kubernetes and containerd. Now, as a Foundation member, Alibaba Cloud plans to integrate relevant CNCF projects into its own products – equipping its developers and customers worldwide with agile architecture and dynamic applications.

“Alibaba Cloud is a keen advocate for a cloud native ecosystem that promotes open source technologies and service standardization. We offer a cloud native environment that enables micro-service architecture, which is revolutionizing the way applications are deployed and managed,” said Tang Hong, Chief Architect at Alibaba Cloud. “We look forward to contributing to the CNCF community by adopting technologies developed through CNCF projects, contributing code to the projects and collaborating with fellow members.”

CNCF is a proud Gold Sponsor of LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China and will have a booth – located at B04 – staffed with the Foundation team and member company technologists. At the event, Kohn will present “Migrating Legacy Monoliths to Cloud Native Microservices Architectures on Kubernetes” at 11:40 am CST on Tuesday, June 20 in Room 309A.

 

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About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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